This ride gives you the best of city cycling and country terrain including a few small hills for a challenge. Showcasing the picturesque Mandurang Valley and Bendigo surrounds.

Distance: 35km
Terrain: Flat with some short climbs
Time: 2.5hrs

Leaving Bendigo’s beautiful Town Hall building, you head up Williamson Street turning right onto Hopper Street after the railway line and left onto Mitchell Street heading towards Spring Gully, passing some of Bendigo’s famous heritage homes. Turning right at Burns Street, it’s a gentle climb into Bendigo’s bushland. The route takes you past plenty of old gold mining diggings in the surrounding bush. Turning left at Diamond Hill Road takes you downhill towards the heart of the Mandurang Valley.

Look out for the kangaroos on the left and the right as they graze in local paddocks. You then pass the Mandurang Oval and head towards Tannery Lane. Turning right you take the same track back through to Bendigo as the 25km ride. Take in the scenery and enjoy the beautiful countryside.

Heading back towards Bendigo, you pass one of the region’s largest colleges as well as the Bendigo Harness and Greyhound tracks.

McIvor Road climbs slightly, then you turn right with the traffic lights at the Powells Avenue/McIvor Road intersection. Turn left onto Strickland Road, then right onto Nolan Street opposite the local TAFE. Turn left into Hargreaves Street just after the rail crossing, and return to the Town Hall by taking a left at Baxter Street, then right at Hopetoun Street. Enjoy the ride!

Note: Roads are not closed so all care should be taken and normal road laws apply.

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Km Directions
0.000 Start at the Bendigo Town Hall
0.136 At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Williamson St
0.830 Turn right onto Hopper St
1.091 Turn left onto Mitchell St
2.734 Turn left onto Spring Gully Rd
4.438 Turn right onto Burns St
6.704 Turn left onto Diamond Hill Rd
9.484 Turn left to stay on Diamond Hill Rd
13.116 Turn left onto Nankervis Rd
17.559 Turn right onto Tannery Ln
20.671 Turn left at the 1st cross street onto Guys Hill Rd
21.304 Turn right at the 1st cross street onto Ryalls Ln
25.293 Turn left onto Trotting Tce
27.567 Turn left onto McIvor Hwy/B280
29.863 Turn right onto Powells Ave/C343
31.578 Continue straight onto Strickland Rd
33.316 Turn right onto Nolan St
33.592 Turn left onto Hargreaves St
34.249 Turn left at the 1st cross street onto Baxter St
34.361 Turn right onto Hopetoun St
34.808 At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Lyttleton Tce